Talkback (album)

Talkback was the third album by the Burlington, Ontario-based band Spoons. The tracks that received airplay in Canada were "Old Emotions",[1] "The Rhythm" and "Talk Back". A video was also produced for "Old Emotions", directed by Rob Quartly. This is the first Spoons album produced by Nile Rodgers.

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Studio album by
RecordedSounds Interchange, Toronto 1982
GenreNew wave, synthpop
LabelReady / LR039
ProducerNile Rodgers
Spoons chronology
Arias & Symphonies
Listen to the City

The album was originally released only on vinyl and cassette, but this album was newly released on CD in Canada by Ready Records on 22 January 2010, (RR039). The CD includes the Nile Rodgers produced singles "Tell No Lies" and "Romantic Traffic", which were recorded after the initial release of the Talkback album.

Track listingEdit

1."Talk Back"Deppe, Preuss4:36
2."Camera Shy"Deppe4:06
3."My Favourite Page"Deppe3:58
4."Don't Shoot the Messenger"Deppe, Preuss3:16
5."Time Stands Still"Deppe5:01
6."Old Emotions"Deppe, Horne3:40
7."Stop"Deppe, Horne3:08
8."Out of My Hands"Deppe3:46
9."Quiet World"Deppe4:35
10."The Rhythm"Deppe, Horne4:20
2010 CD bonus tracks
11."Tell No Lies"Deppe4:12
12."Romantic Traffic"Deppe, Preuss3:35


  • "Old Emotions" (SR391)
  • "The Rhythm" (SR392)
  • "Talk Back" (SR393)


  • Gordon Deppe - vocals, guitar
  • Sandy Horne - bass, vocals
  • Rob Preuss - electronic keyboards and piano
  • Derrick Ross - drums

Production personnelEdit

  • Nile Rodgers - producer
  • Jason Corsaro - engineer
  • Vic Pyle - assistant engineer Sounds Interchange
  • Bob Ludwig - Mastering at Masterdisk, New York City
  • Recorded at Sounds Interchange, Toronto
  • Mixed at The Power Station, New York


  1. ^ "Top Singles". Volume 39, No. 17. RPM. 24 December 1983. Retrieved 5 July 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)